An HR metaphor.
This may sound crazy, but I think the metaphor works.
Sometimes, working with people reminds me of cooking with onions.
- Some people have very thin skin.
- Some people are sort of sweet and spicy, but every once in while you get one that is just plain stinky and leaves a bad taste in your mouth.
- Dealing with people problems is exactly like peeling an onion. You have to keep peeling away the layers, never quite sure when you are going to be done.
- It’s inevitable that some of them will bring you to tears.
Why can’t working in HR be more like eating bacon anyway?